The National Economic Association (NEA) and the American Society of Hispanic Economists (ASHE) announce and invite paper submissions for our fourth annual summer conference August 10-12th, 2017 in New York City. This year’s theme is: *Freedom and Justice: Jobs, Economic Security, and Inclusion.* The conference is co-sponsored by The New School, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, the Institute for New Economic Thinking, and the Washington Center for Equitable Growth.
The Freedom and Justice Conference is a social justice conference that attracts a small group of scholars who are dedicated to discussing pressing economic problems and their solutions for communities of color. C-SPAN recordings of some of last summer’s sessions are pasted below.
The conference will provide a forum for discussion of ongoing racial-ethnic economic disparities and policy recommendations designed to counter them.
We are especially interested in papers/panels submissions on the following topics:
Precarious Employment and Communities of Color
Gender and Economic Insecurity
Race, Gender, and the Side-Hustle
The Economics of Policing Communities of Color
Race and the Provision of, and Definition of, and Access to Public Goods (higher education, clean water, safe streets, transportation, health care, housing policy, etc.)
Tribal Communities, Infrastructure, and Resource Extraction
The Male Wage Inversion (black men make less than white women)
Agency and Workers of Color (focus on Black Worker Centers, leadership by people of color in the labor movement, Domestic Worker Alliance, Restaurant Opportunities Center (ROC), etc. who, when, where and how workers of color fight to shape their wages, hours and working conditions)
Papers/Panels which examine the conference theme of jobs, economic security, and inclusion for Indigenous and Asian Americans are also strongly encouraged.
We invite scholars to explore these and other questions at our interdisciplinary summer conference. Presenters are expected to contribute to conference discussions for the full two days.
Abstracts of approximately 200 words should be sent as Word attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org. Only e-mail submissions will be considered. Conference presentations must be no longer than 15 minutes. *The abstract submission deadline is May 10, 2017*. Abstracts must include presenter?s name, title, affiliation, physical mailing address, e-mail address, phone number(s), and any audio/visual requests. We invite submissions for individual papers as well as for panels. Presenters will be notified of status by May 15th. All presenters and attendees must register for the conference in order to attend.
The Conference registration fee is $125.00. The conference registration and hotel information will be on-line and available once submissions have been accepted.
And, the second half, held at the AFL-CIO: